Covid-19 claims 16 more lives, ratio of active cases drops

Covid-19 national positivity ratio records around 1.16 percentaccination drive under obligatory regime

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (APP): The national tally of Covid-19 active cases on Thursday was recorded 24,699 with 622 more people tested positive for the deadly virus and 1,112 people recovered from the disease during the last 24 hours.

Sixteen (16) corona patients died during past 24 hours, 12 of whom were under treatment in different hospitals and four of them perished in their respective quarantines or homes, according to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Most of the deaths were occurred in Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Out of the total 16 deaths occurred, four were on ventilators.

There were 1,690 Covid infected patients under treatment in critical condition in various Covid dedicated healthcare facilities of the country.

The maximum ventilators were occupied in four major cities including Sargodha 26 percent, Peshawar 25 percent, Lahore 23 percent and Multan 42 percent.

The maximum Oxygen beds (alternate oxygen providing facility other than ventilator administered as per medical requirement of Covid patient) were also occupied in four major cities of Swabi 21 percent, Faisalabad 21 percent, Bannu 20 percent and Multan 47 percent.

Around 233 ventilators were occupied elsewhere in the country while no Covid affected person was on ventilator in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan (GB).

Some 44,334 tests were conducted across the country on Wednesday, including 14,396 in Sindh, 15,002 in Punjab, 10,452 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 2,961 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 591 in Balochistan, 637 Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and 295 in AJK.

Around 1,213,799 people had recovered from the disease so far across Pakistan making it a significant count with over 90 percent recovery ratio of the affected patients.

Since the pandemic broke out, a total of 1,266,826 cases were detected that also included the perished, recovered and under treatment Covid-19 patients so far, including AJK 34,417, Balochistan 33,149, GB 10,374, ICT 106,571, KP 177,132, Punjab 438,433 and Sindh 466,750.

About 28,328 deaths were recorded in country since the eruption of the contagion.
Around 7,536 people perished in Sindh, two of them died in the hospitals on Wednesday.

12,876 people died in Punjab with eight deaths occurred during past 24 hours. Six of the deceased died in the hospitals and two out of the hospitals.

As many as 5,698 people expired in KP, five of them died in hospitals on Wednesday, 938 individuals died in ICT, one of them died in the hospital on Wednesday, 354 people died in Balochistan, 186 infected people perished in GB, and 740 people died in AJK.

A total of 20,366,157 corona tests had been conducted so far, while 640 hospitals were equipped with Covid facilities across the country. Some 1,759 corona patients were admitted to hospitals.